Russia's plans to deorbit its aging Mir space station will be on the agenda next week when NASA Administrator Daniel S. Goldin and Yuri Koptiev, head of the Russian Space Agency, meet in Paris in connection with a larger meeting of all the Station partner-agency chiefs. The Goldin/Koptiev meeting is likely to produce an order that NASA engineers analyze the Mir deorbit plan developed by RSC Energia, with support from their Russian counterparts, according to Michael Hawes, deputy ...
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